Smooth jazz bassist Wayman Tisdale, who broke his right leg late last week at his home in Southern California, is now recuperating. Tisdale was already getting some rest after undergoing outpatient Lap-Band surgery to take off at least 100 pounds. The accident forced Wayman to cancel shows on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 in Las Vegas at the Boulder Station Casino that were tied into the NBA All-Star game, which the former pro basketball player had planned to attend but was also forced to miss.
Although Tisdale is using crutches to help him get around, he still plans to perform March 4 at the Return to Romance music festival in Honolulu. He’ll be performing songs from his latest CD, Way Up, which featured the No. 1 smooth jazz hit “Get Down on It.”Posted by Brian Soergel at February 21, 2007 4:21 PM